Our snow chances are long gone until next season - but we do have some snowballs! Snowball Viburnum, that is. Here's a look at some of the blooms:
Aren't they cool? I mean as in "temperature". They're over on the side of the house by the Mohican Viburnum, just one tier down. If you need cooling down more, you can see more pix of the Snowballs here and here.
Do you know what else is cool? This little guy:
We have a family of robins living in one of our trees and they're letting Mom get real close with her camera! It was hard to decide which photo to post, but I thought that one was a particularly serene pose. To see more, please feel free to visit our FlickR album.
Also on the side of the house with the Snowball Viburnum and the Mohican Viburnum are three Korean Dwarf Lilac bushes! These guys are in full bloom now!
Me, Zim (wearing Ammy's leash) by the Korean Dwarf Lilacs
They are right by the garage; every time I come in the house, I brush up against them so I smell real nice. Lilacs are right up there with smelling like fabric softener! Mmmm... I love it! What a peaceful scent!
Do you remember last year when our friends Maggie and Mitch sent us some of their Lily of the Valley plants? They had PINK ones and Mom has never seen PINK ones! They're in bloom now - here's a look:
M&M's Pink Lily of the Valley
Not only are they very nice flowers, but we think of our friends and that gives us such a peaceful, wonderful feeling! Thanks again, Maggie and Mitch!
Is everyone feeling nice and tranquil now? How about I leave you with a sunset shot from last night?
I heartily encourage you to click here for a larger version. Mom also posted a closer-in shot here and a "painting effect" of that panoramic shot here, if you're interested.
Have a serene Sunday, everyone!
Thanks Zim you are right, those photos sure are purrtyReplyDelete
Benny & Lily
That is a beautiful sunset! We love all the colours coming up in your garden.ReplyDelete
Ours is beginning to blossom but we do think you are further on!
We went to our 'bluebell woods' today having seen so many posts with bluebells but they are still out in Scotland.
We are feeling very serene now and your mom must be having the same effect on that family of robins - they are letting her get very close indeed!
martha and bailey xxxx
w00fs, u always have bute ti ful flowers and bushes...mamas lilac bush has done done its blooms..but the little japanes maple iz lookin nice..i does love ur header..ReplyDelete
Woo, stunning yet serene! We have fragrant lilacs here at our new house - Mom took some pics that she'll post later this wek on our blog, too.ReplyDelete
jack a-roo & moo too
Oh Zim! We love your flowers!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photo's. You always do such a great job...ReplyDelete
Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie
Happy Serene Sunday to all of you!ReplyDelete
Kisses and hugs
We're feeling very serene now Zim! We also think there's nothing better than a lilac smelling handsome red headed Sibe like you either!ReplyDelete
Great pics! But that sunset is just breathtaking! Thanks for sharing! THAT should be framed!ReplyDelete
We're so glad your lily-of-the-valley's are blooming for you! Guess what? Mom picked a small bunch of them today and they're sitting right here next to us where she can pick up the vase and breath deeply and smile! They sure do smell beautiful!ReplyDelete
We LOVE your header photos!
Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch
Woo really know your flowers Zim!ReplyDelete
Maw misses her lilac bushies. I trimmed dem really good fur her but I think I did a bit much.
Getting Zen with Zim.ReplyDelete
Thanks Zim, I am feeling very much relaxed! Mama says that this was just the ticket after sitting in traffic this afternoon!!
Zim, you sure have some beautiful scenery! Thanks for making us feel serene! Lots of love, Debbie and HollyReplyDelete
Hi Zim! You have a most lovely yard! And, how amazing is it to have the sweet lily flowers blooming from Maggie & Mitch's garden!ReplyDelete
Your sunset is wonderful! Ahhh!
Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Woooos Zimmy! BeaWootiful flowers and sunset! I hope woo made all nice and serene!ReplyDelete
Woo looks BeaWootiful tooo!!!!!
-Kira The BeaWootiful
What beautiful flowers! How neat to have a little piece of Maggie & Mitch right there with you! :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful photos there!ReplyDelete
I hope the four of you don't pester that little bird though, it's just so cute! I sometimes find it hard to resist chasing birds around though...
Lovely pictures Zimmie. That one of you with the lilacs is particularly handsome. Love the new blog header too!ReplyDelete
You have the prettiest flowers! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, beautiful pictures and boy, do I feel serene now! Love the sunset and the lilacs remind me of home, back east! Spring has surely sprung at your place and Zim, you look gorgeous next to them! Thanks for sharing those pretty flowers! Oh - and the robin!ReplyDelete
Serene Hugs xoxoxoxo
Oh our goodness! Your pictures are just breathtaking as usual. Thanks for sharing a little bit of Spring with us.ReplyDelete
Luv ya all,
Riley and Star.
oh my after a stressful day of baffs here at pibblewoggie house these calming piks are just what we neededReplyDelete
thanks for sharing
the pittie pack
Great pictures....i'm looking forward to seeing lots of sunny, summery and beautiful pictures this Summer and i hope it's really warm here, to make up for how much snow we had over here, last winter!ReplyDelete
Have a great day!
Your flowers are gorgeous and those Lily of the valley flowers look so sweet and delicate.
Love the last shot! :)
...and we love the Robin, our human loves those. She wishes she had some nesting here too. :)ReplyDelete
She forgot to add this part...hehe
The snowball flowers are beautiful.ReplyDelete
We have birds in our gutter...not making mom happy and dad will not do anything about it. GRRR
Your mom sure has a green thumb! You always have such beautiful flowers!ReplyDelete
Mom said her thumb seems to be black, but I think she's good at growing weeds! :)